YEP readers vote on potential repaint of A64 Red Bus Cafe
Yorkshire Evening Post readers have voted on the decision to potentially repaint the A64 Red Bus Cafe white to celebrate the promotion of Leeds United.
A huge Leeds United fan recently completed an incredible transformation of the A64 Red Bus Cafe.
The landmark cafe on York Road had been a popular destination to grab a meal on long journeys for commuters to locations including Scarborough.
However, the cafe closed and was put up for auction in late 2019.
Leeds United mad Danny Care said he used to pass the red bus cafe as a child on trips to Scarborough and told the Yorkshire Evening Post he had 'gone past it 1000 times' - but amazingly never been inside.
After spotting the lucrative opportunity to get his hands on the cafe, Danny said he had to give his childhood dream of owning the cafe 'a go'.
Yesterday, Danny told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he is considering repainting the famous red bus in a new scheme of blue and white to celebrate the promotion of the team.
He called on Yorkshire Evening Post readers to vote and make the decision whether to change the design - and even include a huge Marcelo Bielsa mural on the side of the bus.
Danny said: "The design will have dates related to Leeds United on the bottom on two boxes with a painting of a Leeds scarf running between the two drawings.
"A good friend of mine liked the ideas of changing the red bus cafe colours to commemorate the return to the Premier League.
"I want readers to vote on the design as I am a big Leeds United fan but I have to respect the heritage of the bus.
"It has been in the lay-by for many years and loved by a number of young and old passing on their way to take holidays as a child, as I did.
"We are now just awaiting the results of the vote and reaction before making the decision."
Hundreds of readers and Leeds United fans took to our Twitter page to vote in the poll.
Early indications show a split of 65% of votes in favour of the repaint, with 35% voting to keep the bus painted red.
Comments were divided across our social platforms.
Many said they wanted to keep the design of the bus due to nostalgia from childhood visits.
Others said the new Bielsa mural and white paint would commemorate the brilliant achievements of Leeds United.
Danny will now decide where to make the radical changes or keep the cafe painted red.
His decision will be revealed by the Yorkshire Evening Post in the coming weeks.
In September 2018, the most recent owners of the converted 1968 double-decker gave up running the cafe and put it on the market.
The Cafe has had a range of owners over the years.
In 2008 teenager Vicky Gray, from Seacroft, gave the business a go, and by 2014 it was in the hands of Jo Keighron and her daughters.
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